Our first stop on Thursday was going to be the Grand Canyon of PA. Really, our first stop was the RV repair shop. One of the tire pressure sensors gave off an overheat warning, so at the bottom of the hill we turned left to Caskey's instead of right towards the giant scenic hole. He couldn't look at us that day (he couldn't even look at our tire), but he did offer us an electric hookup and a fairly level parking space. We hooked up our electric oil heater and I plastered my body against it all evening. I told you that story to tell you this one:
While we were there, AnnieK (a.k.a. Bruno) called to see how far we had gotten. When we told her our tale of Whoa! she was sympathetic. Ten minutes later, she was sympathetic and at our door with beer. Thank goodness we hadn't made it to Elmira, although Maggie assures us she would visit us despite what happened to Mark Twain there.
So, Bruno would be our last visitor before we left the county. Until Dennis (a.k.a. Dennis) found us the next day without looking for us. I told you that story, so I could tell you this one:
When we woke up yesterday morning, shivering, Annie said: #*¢% this #*¢%¡ng cold - let's get the #*¢% outta here - whaddya think? (abridged) and when my ears stopped bleeding I agreed with her. And, that's how we got to Scranton.
Right now (really RIGHT NOW) Annie is fighting soupy fog, the Poconos, and Route 81. Maybe it's not exactly RIGHT NOW because there's no Verizon signal (although we're getting AT&T on the iPad), so your update will be delayed.
Tangent Alert: The Maps app for the iPad is awesome. iExit is pretty great, too. An electronic version of The Next Exit (don't travel without this one!).
Cats: Five find this experience appalling; Carrot is nonchalant.
Our first destination is anywhere we can take off our long johns. Second is the Croatan National Forest in North Carolina. [How do you say that?]